Johnson is likely making just one start prior to the All-Star break, and the plans beyond that are not yet known. He had a 2.75 ERA in 98 1/3 innings at Triple-A prior to the callup.
Pino ended up allowed a 4.39 ERA in 26 2/3 innings over five starts with the twins, and could be back in the rotation after the All-Star break.
Smolinski went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI, while scoring two runs in a 15-6 loss. Smolinski is 8 for 14 with two runs scored and four driven in four games with the Rangers, including three extra-base hits.
Wilhelmsen owns a 2.54 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 43:25 K:BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings this season.
Perkins worked his way past one hit and needed only 10 pitches to secure a scoreless frame in a 4-2 victory over Seattle. He is 22 of 25 in save chances, with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 38 1/3 innings of relief.
Pino owns a 4.39 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over five starts. He also owns a 19:7 K:BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings of work. It remains to be seen when he'll make his next start after the All-Star break.
Saunders left the game in the middle of his at-bat after injuring his side on a check swing. He was replaced by Dustin Ackley mid-at-bat, who stuck out.
Saunders owns a .277/.329/.436 slash line with six homers and 28 RBI in 196 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's series opener against the A's.
Over his first four starts covering 26 2/3 innings, Despaigne has allowed only four earned runs. He also owns a 0.98 WHIP and a 12:8 K:BB ratio over that span. His next start will likely come after the All-Star break.
Lyons will be sent down in order to make room for Joe Kelly, who is returning from the disabled list. Lyons was just activated from the DL Monday, and tossed three innings for the club Thursday.